Continuing our series on “Losing the Lamanites,” we interview Gabriel Misla from Puerto Rico. In this interview we cover: Gabriel’s experience joining the Church as a young man in the island territory and his eventual move to Utah. His mission service to the Dominican Republic, and the cultural nuances between the two islands that heightened
Ruthie Robertson ignited a nationwide firestorm when she revealed she was fired as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho for an LGBTQ-supportive Facebook post on her private page. During these episodes of Mormon Stories, we delve deep into Ruthie’s Mormon background and her motivations in publishing her post, as well as her opinions about the decision
In these episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview former LDS Stake President and LDS Chief Architect Laurie Lee Hall. Laurie Lee’s story is fascinating on many levels: Laurie Lee worked for 20 years as Chief Architect for the LDS Church and as Director of Design and/or Construction for around 40 LDS temples. She served as
In this episode of Mormon Stories we interview Savannah and her mother, Heather. Savannah recently generated international media attention when she came out as gay to her Mormon ward (congregation) in Eagle Mountain, Utah during fast and testimony meeting (May 7, 2017). Towards the end of her testimony, a presiding priesthood authority cut off her microphone
Concluding our series on Transgender/Intersex issues within Mormonism, we interview London Flynn. London discusses her transition from male to female as a post-Mormon teen, including: Her desires and behaviors she wanted to take part in as a child, but was not free to express Achieving the Eagle Scout award as a teen, but feeling disconnected
In this episode of Mormon Stories, we continue our series on Transgender/Intersex education within Mormonism by interviewing Alex Autry. Alex discusses his transition from female to male as a post-Mormon teen, including: His early feelings and experiences with gender as a child His upbringing in the LDS Church and feelings of disconnection while involved in
In this episode, John and Margi interview four individuals who are transgender and either active LDS or former LDS. Our panelists for this interview are Kimberly, Ann, Emmett, and Augustus. We discuss: What it was like growing up in the LDS Church What effect bullying and life in the “closet” had on them How
Kimberly Anderson is a self-actualized woman who has made the change from living for 45 years as a Mormon man to living openly as a woman. Before her transition, she lived, worked, and thrived for decades as a spouse, parent of two children, faithful Mormon, professional photographer, and university professor (BYU, UVU, Snow College).